Have been working in Hay this week, and just passing back thru Narrandera now. Side roads mostly closed and the wetlands reserves are underwater (including the tracks and picnic tables). Plenty of White Ibis, some Glossies and a few Great Egrets.
Brown Treecreepers in plentiful supply, Whistling Kites and Kestrels also, but otherwise pretty quiet.
On 22 Sep 2016, at 9:18 AM, Wayne Gregson <> wrote:
at the end of August/early September I drove to Warwick and back generally via New England. The usual small and larger wetlands along the way were almost entirely empty of birds. Mother of Ducks lagoon at Guyra had a few coots, moorhens and swans. A
large, essentially permanent natural lake on the outskirts of Warwick was much the same – it is normally good for quite a few species of ducks, grebes and larger waders. It was the same story around Yamba and Grafton. So I assume the water birds were all
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Subject: Re: Fw: [canberrabirds] COG finds the pond to be wet.
Would also agree, urban wetlands here in Canberra are an important drought refuge for many local waterbirds and migratory ones. I was reminded of this when I filmed a Latham's' Snipe in an underpass in Forde last summer (see
I note that the water flowing into Yerrabi pond from the surrounding areas is still running clear - the reed filled drains and smaller ponds, often great crake/snipe etc. habitat, installed in its catchment seem to be doing their job, in spite of all the